Noor and Ahmad’s wedding affair was my first Lebanese wedding. I really had no idea what to expect! For anybody who doesn’t know– when the bride and groom first enter the reception, a circle is formed and everyone takes a turn dancing with the couple. During all of this, the guests clap to the traditional upbeat Lebanese music touting over the reception hall. I really had never seen anything like it!
At a certain point, someone would start a chain and lead it through the crowd until everyone’s hands were linked. I would occasionally look for my second shooter and find him just as trapped as I was in this cluster of people. We would then exchange looks of exhilaration and bewilderment. We got so excited talking about the wedding on the way home that I wasn’t paying attention to the speed limit and got pulled over for speeding. Luckily, I got away with a warning. 🙂